Dypsis lutescens

areca palm or bamboo palm

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21cm pot - 1m tall £54.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Dypsis lutescens areca palm or bamboo palm: Attractive, graceful palm with many long narrow linear leaves

  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: slow growing
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 100cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 22cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    A graceful, attractive palm with closely growing upright stems and long arching linear leaves, that makes a handsome focal point for any room. Still one of the most popular houseplants and it’s easy to see why as it is so versatile and easy to look after.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Water regularly through the growing season with soft water or rain water but let the surface of the soil dry out slightly before rewatering. Reduce watering through the winter months. These plants need humidity so mist the leaves regularly, or stand on a tray of damp pebbles. Although they like a warm atmosphere don't place it near a radiator or heat source, and choose a brightly lit spot but not in direct sun.

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Eventual height & spread

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Notes on Dypsis lutescens

"This palm is a great air purifier. Therefore, if you want to eliminate airborne smells (but don’t want to resort to chemical-based air fresheners), try placing a few of these around your home. "

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Looks lovely and a nice big size


Big in size this is a really attractive palm it looks lovely

TheatreLand Girl




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My bamboo palm has yellow spots on it, my alocasia also has yellow spots and my calathea looks sticky - help what am I doing wrong


The yellow spots and sticky foliage could be caused by a sap-sucking insect, so do check the foliage carefully (both on top and underneath) for any signs of them. Then you can either wipe them off, or spray the plants with a suitable insecticide.


Hello, am I supposed to re-pot the plants when I receive them or are they OK to stay in the pots they've come in?


Hello, This plant will be fine in its existing pot for a year or two, but then you should think about re-potting it.


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